SportSouth, Hornets announce 2014-15 television schedule
SportSouth, a FOX Sports regional network, and the Charlotte Hornets today announced the network will televise 80 regular-season games in the first season of the Hornets return to the Carolinas. With two games scheduled on national television, every Charlotte Hornets game will be televised during the 2014-15 regular season.
The Hornets games on SportSouth will reach more than 3.5 million households across the Carolinas through most programming distributors, including Time Warner Cable, AT&T UVerse, Charter Communications, DIRECTV, and DISH Network.
Steve Martin, who has been the play-by-play voice since the original Charlotte Hornets, returns for the 2014-15 season. Joining Martin is analyst Dell Curry, a former standout from the original Charlotte Hornets franchise, returning for his sixth season. Courtside reporter Stephanie Ready returns for her 11th season.
Hornets LIVE!, SportSouth's 30-minute pregame and postgame show, will air before and after every game. Ready will host Hornets LIVE! along with contributions from Martin and Curry.
The Hornets will tip off the NBA regular season at home on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m. ET against the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft Jabari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks. Other highlights from the SportSouth schedule include two games against the 2013-14 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, two games against reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and three games against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast -- FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth -- collectively reach more than 13 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Hounds, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, and Big 12 Conference. Combined, the four networks produce more than 750 live local events and televise more than 1400 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsTennessee.com, and FOXSportsCarolinas.com.